Word Lists for the Parts of Speech

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Word Lists for the
Parts of Speech

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These word lists will help you if you're struggling to remember the definitions of the eight parts of speech, and they'll be a good refresher if you've already learned them. Click on the links below to see word lists for each part of speech. Psst... if you haven't checked it out already, the parts of speech page will give you an in-depth definition of each one.

1. List of Nouns

Nouns are words that name people, places, things, or ideas. There are may different types of nouns: proper nouns, common nouns, abstract nouns, concrete nouns, collective nouns, compound nouns... and more. This list of nouns will give you plenty of examples of nouns!

2. List of Pronouns

Pronouns are words that take the place of nouns. Just as there are many different types of nouns, there are also different types of pronouns. Here are a few: reflexive pronouns, indefinite pronouns, relative pronouns, personal pronouns, and more. See examples of pronouns with this list of pronouns.

3. List of Verbs

Verbs are the "do"ers and the "be"ers of our language. They show action and states of being. Guess what? There are different types of verbs. (Are you noticing a pattern here?) Action verbs and linking verbs can be main verbs in a sentence, and helping verbs are verbs that help these two main verbs. On the list of verbs page, you'll see examples of these verbs and learn a little song to help you remember the helping verbs.

4. Examples of Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns. On the examples of adjectives page, you'll see examples of proper adjectives, comparative adjectives, and superlative adjectives.

5. List of Adverbs

Ahh... Good old adverbs...

These guys are pretty versatile. They modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. You can tell if a word is an adverb by seeing if it answers one of the adverb questions: How? When? Where? Why? and To what extent? This list of adverbs is categorized by these adverb questions, making it easy for you to see how they work.

6. List of Prepositions

Oh boy! You get to hear another song on the list of prepositions page! If you know Yankee Doodle, it will be easy for you to memorize this little song with prepositions in it.

7. List of Conjunctions

Conjunctions are joining words. They join two or more elements in a sentence.

There are only three types of conjunctions to learn: coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and correlative conjunctions. This list of conjunctions shows you examples of each type.

8. List of Interjections

Yippee! It's time to learn about interjections! Interjections are words that show emotion. They are not divided up into different types. This alphabetical list of interjections will help you find the interjection that you are looking for.

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  • 17 Pages of Word Lists
  • Word Lists for All 8 Parts of Speech
  • Nouns
  • Pronouns
  • Verbs
  • Adjectives
  • Adverbs
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions
  • Interjections

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Word lists will help you because they show you examples of each part of speech. But if you really want to boost your grammar knowledge, you should try diagramming sentences. Sentence diagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related. Learning diagramming will help you to learn grammar (and you might be surprised to find out that it's kind of fun, too.)

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Word lists are a great reference, but diagramming will teach you how those words work in a sentence.

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